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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Amazon Makes Up 43 Percent of All Online Sales (and 6 Other Insane Stats About Jeff Bezos's Company)

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www.inc.com - Amazon is hardly the same company it was in 1999, when e-commerce was still a relatively small industry and the budding online retailer exclusively sold books. Today, the world's fourth-most valuable…

Xiaomi shamelessly ripped off the MacBook Pro with its new laptop

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bgr.com - Xiaomi has made a business model by, ahem, “taking influence” from Apple’s design choices. Its smartphones have long looked suspiciously similar to the iPhone, and now that it’s got that market locke…

Disinformation as a service? DaaS not good!

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www.computerworld.com - Facebook said this week that an internal investigation uncovered 470 fraudulent Facebook accounts and pages linked to a Russian "troll farm" that bought 3,300 Facebook ads costing around $100,000 dur…

Amazon brings in the robots, forcing humans to find new roles

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www.smh.com.au - Perhaps no company embodies the anxieties and hopes around automation better than Amazon. Many people, including President Donald Trump, blame the company for destroying traditional retail jobs by en…

Life, Love, Balance & Business Growth, with Carrie Wilkerson

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www.chrisducker.com - Chris Ducker Today’s guest has been featured on news outlets like CNN, Forbes, MSNBC, and is a New York Times best-selling author. She’s none other than the illustrious Carrie Wilkerson. In the last …

Privacy Vs Security In A Big Data World - Brand Quarterly

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www.brandquarterly.com - I still haven’t decided if Edward Snowden is a hero, a traitor, or a schmuck. I watched Citizenfour, the documentary that captures his story in real time, thinking it would help me figure it out, bu…

Irrelevance, Excruciating Painful Decline & Death - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Amazon’s Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his people of the biggest enemy being irrelevance, then excruciating, painful decline and death. So when the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing, disrupti…

iPhone X: Software leak appears to confirm name, features, and specs

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arstechnica.com - Apple's latest and greatest iPhone is called the iPhone X, according to information pulled from a leaked "Gold Master" of iOS 11, the operating system said to power the new phone. The same software l…

Eevo, a startup powering VR apps for the BBC and others, raises $1.3M

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techcrunch.com - Eevo‘s goal, in the words of co-founder and CEO Alejandro Dinsmore, is “democratizing the creation and delivery of immersive experiences.” In other words, the Brooklyn startup aims to help publishers…

Data Artisans announces commercial Applications Manager for open source Apache Flink

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techcrunch.com - Data Artisans, the business arm of open source tool, Apache Flink, announced an early-access release of the commercial version of their platform today that includes a new tool for managing streaming …

TechCrunch Disrupt SF spotlights fresh founders, not just hotshot CEOs

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techcrunch.com - The challenges of startup life don’t get the same attention as the funding rounds and blockbuster exits. We often only see tech executives on stage once they’ve already made it big. But it’s the lead…

Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

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techcrunch.com - Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. Get used to it: Car makers are going to be making these an…

Facebook tests pre-loaded “Instant Videos”

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techcrunch.com - Facebook doesn’t want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos. That’s why its testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads and caches Facebook videos …

Unity CEO John Riccitiello on Apple’s big event, privacy, and the AR apps we’ll see within the year

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techcrunch.com - Presumably, it would be good for business to speak on stage at an Apple event — essentially the tech world’s equivalent of a U2 concert. But John Riccitiello, the CEO of San Francisco-based Unity Tec…

Facebook is testing a feature for mentorships between users

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this year, Facebook signalled a plan to move into LinkedIn’s territory with the launch of job advertising. Now it appears to be taking another step to help develop the professional you. TechC…

Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked

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techcrunch.com - It seems like just the other day that Reddit finally banned a handful of its most hateful and deplorable subreddits, including r/coontown and r/fatpeoplehate. While the move was at the time derided b…

Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that’s specifically geared toward bursty workloads. Microsoft argues that these…

Get ready for a new, much more powerful Apple TV

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techcrunch.com - The current Apple TV is nearly two years old. That’s why it’s not surprising to learn that Apple has been working on a new device for a while. This weekend, an upcoming build of iOS 11 for the next i…

Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with a Macbook Pro rival priced from $858

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techcrunch.com - Xiaomi is shooting a number of arrows at Apple today. Smartphones aside, it just launched an affordable take on the Macbook Air that ships with Windows. The first Xiaomi laptop was a shot at the Macb…

Typeform, a platform for ‘conversational’ data collection, raises $35M

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techcrunch.com - Filling out forms online and on mobile can be a tedious and bug-ridden — yet annoyingly necessary — experience. Today, a startup called Typeform has raised a significant round of capital to help fund…

Xiaomi unveils second bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone and new Mi Note phablet

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techcrunch.com - It’s the day before iPhone launch and Xiaomi is back at it again with the unveiling of the follow-up to last year’s highly-acclaimed and near-bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone. The Mi Mix 2 keeps the prev…

This walkie talkie app got six million new users in one week as Florida prepared for Hurricane Irma

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www.recode.net - “Is it safe to go to any Miami-Dade hospitals? It’s an emergency.” “Are there tornadoes in Miami?” “Where is the eye of the storm?” These are just some of the more pertinent questions that people are…

6 Ex-Googlers Share How They Landed The Job

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www.fastcompany.com - Look at virtually any “best places to work” list, and you’ll likely find Google at or near the top. A 2016 report based on LinkedIn data found Google was the best at attracting and retaining its 60,0…

Nintendo: Super NES Classic production has been “dramatically increased”

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arstechnica.com - If that's the case, why were initial pre-orders so hard to come by? Fils-Aimé passes the buck here, telling FT that the instant sell-outs were due to unspecified retailer issues "outside our control"…

What is the car industry’s problem with over-the-air software updates?

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arstechnica.com - General Motors has announced plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) software updates "before 2020." The company's CEO, Mary Barra, announced the plan on an analyst call on Tuesday. The capability will req…

Tesla remotely extends the range of some cars to help with Irma

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arstechnica.com - The door handles, seen here flush against the body, extend as the driver approaches with key in pocket (if the car is equipped with the tech package, that is—otherwise, they'll extend when lightly pr…

We’ll likely never know if monkeys may copyright their selfies

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arstechnica.com - We brought word last month that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was in the works of dropping its federal lawsuit that sought to win the right for animals to own property. That case involv…

Liveblog: Apple’s September 2017 iPhone 8 launch

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arstechnica.com - We all know what September brings: vibrant green leaves turning red, the (un)welcome return of pumpkin spice everything, and new Apple devices. While we can't speak for the two former categories, we …

It’s about to get tougher for cops, border agents to get at your iPhone’s data

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arstechnica.com - The changes were first reported last week by Elcomsoft, a Russian software company. These changes are coming in conjunction with another privacy-minded feature that will disable Touch ID by pressing …

Volkswagen Group will electrify all 12 brands by 2030, needs gigafactories

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arstechnica.com - First Volvo did it. Then Jaguar Land Rover did it. On Monday, Volkswagen Group signed up. On the eve of the Frankfurt Auto Show, VW Group chairman Matthias Müller committed his company to electrifyin…

Inside the store that only accepts personal data as currency

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www.engadget.com - Opposite Old Street station, a smattering of Eine fans and curious, spontaneous shoppers waited in line. One by one they filed in and heard the store's unusual rules: to acquire the mug, you had to h…

How black people built social media – Mark S. Luckie – Medium

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medium.com - “God created black people and black people created style,” George C. Wolfe once wrote. African-Americans heavily influence everything entertainment to political discourse to the culture and conversat…

Google Chrome to warn users when application tries to hijack internet connection

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www.computing.co.uk - The latest iteration of Google Chrome will warn users when third-party software tries to hijack their internet connection in what is referred to as a 'man-in-the-middle' (MitM) attack. A MitM attack …

How to Post Curated Content Across Multiple Social Platforms

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Are you having trouble keeping them all active with fresh content? Content curation plays a key role in keeping your social profiles and pages active, and your audience satisfied. In this post I’ll s…

The Equifax Breach: Former White House CIO Believes Marketers Need To Be Engaged In Cybersecurity

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www.forbes.com - From the Target breach to the Sony intrusion to the recent WannaCry global ransomware attack, the frequency and scale of cyberattacks is increasing. Last week's admission by Equifax that sensitive co…

Snapchat Content Strategy: How Marketers Can Win With Snapchat

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to know how to use it for marketing? To discover how to create a content strategy on Snapchat, I interview Carlos Gil. The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Soc…

Tesla's Hurricane Irma Update Taps Into Our Deepest Fears Of 21st Century Driving

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jalopnik.com - Earlier this week, Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. The move was prai…

How to protect your email account from Equifax hackers in 5 minutes

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www.csoonline.com - If the Equifax breach caused 143 million U.S. consumers to have their email credentials, Social Security numbers and birth dates, plus other personal information accessible to hackers, then that equa…

How to Build a Better Target Audience for Your Facebook Ads

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want to reach the right people with your Facebook Ads? Want to learn more about targeted audiences? Facebook’s demographic and segmentation tools let you serve your Facebook ads to people who …

Equifax: woeful PINs put frozen credit files at risk

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Never. It’s always a password. No matter what you call it – password, passcode, passphrase, secret, PIN, login or Jeff – and no matter if it is numeric or alphanumeric, under the hood it’s the same. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 receives iFixit teardown treatment - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - After passing through the Scratch, Burn, and Bend Durability Test, the Galaxy Note 8 gets the teardown treatment from IFixit. The new Note has been making waves recently but we know we’ll hear more a…

New Google Dashboard to launch next week with improved privacy controls - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Oftentimes, we take our online security and privacy for granted, until you finally get hacked or victimized by any nefarious digital scheme. Google wants you to be proactive when it comes to protecti…

6 Tips for Pinterest Marketing in Just Minutes a Day

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Are you ready for a better Pinterest marketing plan? Time-saving Pinterest marketing tactics can deliver more results with less effort. In this article you’ll discover six tactics to help you market …

Want Successful Landing Pages That Convert? These Are 5 Must Haves!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

betternet :Provides Parents With Information About Their Kids' Online Behavior - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Colton Shields”, Co-Founder of the Provo – USA based start-up “bettrnet” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha…

JobQuotes : Connect Consumers With Local Professionals For Any Project - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Brandon Large”, CEO & Founder of the Aliso Viejo, USA based start-up “JobQuotes” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do a…

Papadakis Konstantinos : Latest Technologies Designed by High Detailed Graphics - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Konstantinos Papadakis”, Developer and Owber of the Greece based start-up “PapadakisKonstantinos” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exa…

Count.ly: An Innovative, Open Source, Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Countly is an innovative, open source, real-time mobile analytics platform intended for game studios, marketers, agencies, operators, and pretty much everyone with an aim to increase loyalty, user re…

Sputnik's former White House correspondent has been questioned by the FBI

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www.newsweek.com - The FBI has questioned the White House correspondent of Sputnik over claims that the Russian news agency operates as a propaganda arm for the Kremlin. Former Sputnik employee Andrew Feinberg, who dow…

Android Users, Welcome to the Age of Oreo - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Android 8.0 Oreo is the type of update that I wish Microsoft would provide for Windows 10. That is, rather than pile on superfluous new functionality that virtually no one will never use or want—3D, …

Microsoft Adds Guess Access to Teams - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft this morning announced that it is finally adding guest access to Teams for all Office 365 commercial and education customers. This was one of the top requests from Team users, Microsoft say…

New iPhones Leak Ahead of Launch - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - I don’t normally (ever?) write about Apple leaks, but this one is a potential blockbuster. Thanks to a series of leaks, we’ve learned a lot more about the new generation of iPhones and other devices …

AMC and FX Are Ditching Ads (for a Monthly Fee) to Take on HBO and Netflix

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www.adweek.com - As they try to keep pace with premium cable and streaming services like HBO and Netflix in the era of Peak TV, FX and AMC are bringing the battle to a new platform: one that does not contain advertis…

How AI Is Transforming the Shopping Experience Based on the Images Consumers Look at Online

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www.adweek.com - Trunk Club, an apparel subscription service owned by Nordstrom, has increased Pinterest engagement by more than 100 percent in recent months by embedding artificial intelligence into its digital-imag…

Facebook Groups for Pages May Be the Best Thing for Brands on Social

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www.adweek.com - Facebook’s rollout of groups for pages in July heralded a return to the concept of community and gave brands another method to engage audiences on a one-to-one basis, in a more controlled environment.

Report: Google to appeal $2.7 billion EU fine

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searchengineland.com - According to The Telegraph, Google is planning to file an appeal against the roughly $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion) antitrust fine imposed by the European Commission in June for abuse of market position…

Google shuts down Fetch As Google for mobile apps

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searchengineland.com - Google has quietly announced on Google+ that it will be killing off some of the App Indexing features within the Google Search Console. Specifically, Google is turning off the Fetch As Google for App…

Apple backs marriage equality campaign in Australia

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mashable.com - In the lead-up to its low-key, laidback soiree on Tuesday (plugging leaks where possible), the company has thrown its hat in the ring for Australia's biggest national debate: same-sex marriage. Apple…

The next iPhone has a hidden security feature that cops will hate

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mashable.com - The iPhone X is coming, and with it a shiny new iOS for legions of Apple fans to excitedly pore over. One group that may not be so stoked on the update, however, is law enforcement. Two new features …

What Is Influencer Marketing and How to Use It for Expanding Your Business

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instapage.com - Did you know that consumers trust recommendations from third parties more than they trust a brand itself? In fact, 70% of people will trust a review from a complete stranger. If somebody tells you th…

Solid Advice About Facebook Marketing That Can Help Anyone

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duracmarketing.com - There are so many opportunities to communicate on Facebook and communicating with your business’s audience is one of them. Social media websites are great outlets to market a business. Take advantage…

The World's Thinnest Laptop | HP Spectre

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laptopsandnotebook.com - The globe's thinnest laptop. This is style and also technology taken to an entire new degree. Artisan materials and also striking craftsmanship produce an experience unlike anything else. With a dist…

Simple Tips To Help You Understand Facebook Marketing

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Nothing helps a business more than a fantastic marketing campaign, and there’s hardly any better place to launch that effort than on Facebook! This social media platform can help you quickly grow you…

Learn How To Successfully Use Facebook Marketing

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duracmarketing.com - Communicating with the audience of your business is only one of the many opportunities on Facebook. Social media outlets are continuing to increase in popularity, largely because people enjoy communi…

I tried shoplifting in a store without cashiers and here’s what happened

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www.technologyreview.com - Say goodbye to the glitchy self-checkout scanners in your local retail store. Grocery buying is about to get a big boost from artificial intelligence. At a prototype store in Santa Clara, California,…

Virtual measurement tool set to be first app to exploit Apple's AR technology - Tech Digest

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www.techdigest.tv - Mixed reality start up DigitalBridge has announced a new measurement tool which is set to be one of the first apps to exploit the potential of Apple’s latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Rather…

Hudson's Bay CEO - give retail customers better stores, complemented by digital

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diginomica.com - People don’t dislike department stores – they dislike bad department stores and they like good ones. People don’t dislike department stores – they dislike bad department stores and they like good one…

Hacked sex robots could kill you, warn British tabloids

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www.grahamcluley.com - Dr Nick Patterson, of Deakin University in Australia, has been widely quoted in the British tabloid press warning about - as the Daily Star puts it - the risk of "ultra-realistic sex robots being use…

Google to kill Symantec certs in Chrome 66, due in early 2018

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www.theregister.co.uk - Google has detailed its plan to deprecate Symantec-issued certificates in Chrome. The decision to end-of-life its trust for Symantec certificates was the outcome of a long tussle over dodgy certifica…

Hidden Twitter feature makes it easy to publish a raging tweetstorm

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www.dailydot.com - Twitter is reportedly testing a feature that makes it easier to complain and argue with more than 140 characters. No, tweets still aren’t getting longer—but they may soon be fused together. The socia…


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